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Tommy Doherty

Thomas Edward Doherty (born 17 March 1979 in Bristol) is a Northern Ireland international Association football. A midfielder, Tommy Doherty currently playes for Bath City F.C. in the Conference Premier league.

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Tommy Doherty biography


Thomas Edward Doherty (born 17 March 1979 in Bristol) is a Northern Ireland international Association football. A midfielder, Tommy Doherty currently playes for Bath City F.C. in the Conference Premier league.

Club career

Doherty started Tommy Doherty career at Bristol City, making 189 league appearances in nine years before moving to Queens Park Rangers in 2005. Tommy Doherty joined Wycombe on loan from QPR in September 2006 and was named in the PFA Football League Two Team of the Year for the 2006-07 in English football season. Tommy Doherty was also named the supporters official player of the year.

In the summer of 2007 Wycombe tried to sign Tommy Doherty but for many reasons a deal was never agreed. Tommy Doherty then suffered an illness whilst on holiday which put an end to negotiations. Doherty re-joined the club on another loan deal in October 2007 and joined the club permanently in January 2008 when Tommy Doherty was released from QPR. Further impressive performances from Doherty saw Wycombe promoted to Football League One as well as himself being named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year for the second time at the end of the 2008–09 season.

On January 30, 2010, Doherty signed a contract with Ferencvárosi TC until the end of the season. Tommy Doherty made Tommy Doherty debut in a friendly against Gozo F.C in which Ferencvárosi won 11–0.

It was announced on May 28, 2010, that Doherty would be signing with English Football League Two side Bradford City on a two-year contract. Tommy Doherty was released from Tommy Doherty contract on 4 May 2011, with immediate effect.

Doherty signed for Newport County on 11 June 2011 and was released by Newport in January 2012. In February 2012 Doherty signed a non-contract deal with Conference Premier side Bath City.

International career

Despite being born in England, Doherty qualified to play for Northern Ireland national football team through Tommy Doherty grandfather who was from Derry. Having played for the Northern Ireland B team against Scotland Future in May 2003, Tommy Doherty made Tommy Doherty full international debut against Italy the following month. Tommy Doherty made eight further appearances for Tommy Doherty country, the last of which was against England in March 2005.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Doherty

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